UNFPA Rwanda

With one of sub-Saharan Africa’s highest population densities, Rwanda’s mostly rural population relies largely on subsistence farming. The estimated population growth in the coming decades could challenge efforts to reduce poverty. UNFPA helps ensure the wider availability of reproductive health and youth-friendly HIV prevention services through a framework of appropriate national policies, strategies, and guidelines. It backs high-quality, disaggregated data to guide policymaking and planning. Programmes also bolster responses to gender-based violence, and help to empower women in rural areas.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Rwanda View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Rwanda in 2020 View more

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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